10/11/2013 8:14 AM
by Nadine Grimley
MORGANTOWN - West Virginia University is looking for faith-based groups in three Southern counties to participate in a physical activity program.
The WVU Department of Orthopedics wants ten groups in McDowell, Mercer, and Wyoming Counties for the second phase of a study on reducing falls. The physical activity program aims at improving balance and reducing falls in older adults by using gentle and self-paced exercises.
The program can improve quality of life, muscle strength, sleep, flexibility, and balance. It hoped to enroll 240 men and women in the 16-week class.
Participants must be older than 65.